A recruitment drive to encourage more Oxfordshire people into care work has attracted more applicants in just five months than in the previous two years.
The campaign features a number of real life care workers talking about the rewards of the job and why they would recommend the job to others.
Figures show the Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) website received 84 applications for a variety of care work roles between mid-November 2017 and the end of March 2018, compared with 66 applications in the two years between November 2015 and October 2017.
There were 107 new job seekers registered on the site between November 2017 and the end of March 2018, compared with 101 from October 2015 and October 2017.
The county has around 14,200 people working in adult social care but, with an ageing population, there is an ‘urgent’ need for more workers.
Kate Terroni, director for adult services at Oxfordshire County Council, described care work as a ‘fantastic’ career.
She added: “[It] allows you to make a real difference to people’s lives every day and there are opportunities all over the county.”
Visit oacp.org.uk/jobs/ to view vacancies.